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post #11 of 16
I'm not recommending any overclocking past 125W TDP on that 890GXM
Usually it fails violently with any OC of sorts on the x6 though, not as much record on x4s

You may want to look at the Am3+ Gigabyte 880GMA (keeping VRMs well cooled if you choose to unlock & OC) as previously suggested
post #12 of 16
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You may want to look at the Am3+ Gigabyte 880GMA (keeping VRMs well cooled if you choose to unlock & OC) as previously suggested
The 880GMA-USB3 uses low end IC's; you wouldn't want to overclock on it either.
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On the CPU VRMs? I believe they share design of other (new) Gigabyte 4+1 boards which are very good in quality.
post #14 of 16
I have this bad boy I'm looking to sell.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-445-_-Product
Bought new from newegg in January, I'll sell it for 60 bucks including shipping.
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On the CPU VRMs? I believe they share design of other (new) Gigabyte 4+1 boards which are very good in quality.
They layout is the same, but the VRM's are not something amazing.

I can't remember which IC's they have on them, but I'll see if I can pull up a high res photo and read them.
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Thats an ATX board unfortunately. The OP needs a mATX
Yeah, I just saw that myself. Oops.
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